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extortion

noun

1 extortion

An exorbitant charge.

Roget 789: taking etc. v.; reception etc. (taking in) 296; deglutition etc. (taking food) 298; appropriation, prehension, prensation; ... show more

Roget 791: stealing etc. v.; theft, thievery, latrociny, direption; abstraction, appropriation; plagiary, plagiarism; autoplagiarism; latrocinium.    spoliation, ... show more

Roget 814: dearness etc. adj.; high price, famine price, fancy price; overcharge; extravagance; exorbitance, extortion; heavy pull upon the purse.   

Roget 817a: covetousness, ravenousness etc. adj.; venality, avidity, cupidity; acquisitiveness (acquisition) 775; desire etc. 865.    ... show more

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more



2 extortion

Unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority).

3 extortion

The felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence).

Dutch: afpersing, chantage, geldafpersing, knevelarij
Polish: wymuszenie


Moby thesaurus: armed robbery, asportation, assault and robbery, badger game, banditry, bank robbery, blackmail, bloodsucking, call, call for, cattle lifting, cattle stealing, claim, contribution, demand, demand for, draft, drain, duty, exaction ... show more.

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